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Los Angeles

Why Hollywood is Joining the Video On-Demand Market

By | Sep 20, 2017 at 8:30 am

The idea of video on demand has been around since as early as 1990 when GTE partnered up with AT&T to create the first VOD system. It relied on the use tapes as the source of video streams. Two years later in 1992 VOD…

Marketing

San Diego

How to Engage Your Audience After a Live Video

By | Sep 20, 2017 at 7:15 am

We’ve watched it evolve — from updating a simple Facebook status and live tweeting, to sending brief moments via Snapchat, and now, live video. Social media is all about broadcasting exactly what’s happening in any given moment. Live video is the latest and greatest…

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Why Local Broadcasters Are Turning to Augmented Reality

By | Aug 16, 2017 at 9:20 am

Augmented reality (AR) is growing in use by broadcast news outlets — even local news studios are exploring AR as a tool to bring their broadcasts up to date and engage their audiences. It’s a sign of the evolving times that a growing tech niche…

Music

NYC

SoundCloud Closed the Funding It Needs to Stay Alive

By | Aug 11, 2017 at 2:30 pm

SoundCloud is the latest example of why nothing on the internet will last forever, and plenty of things won’t even last more than a few decades. The audio hosting company laid off forty percent of its staff last month, and has this week raised…

Videos

Netflix Has Passed 100M Subscribers

By | Jul 18, 2017 at 1:30 pm

Nobody’s shocked at the dominance Netflix holds over the streaming video market anymore. They’ve risen to success on the back of an all-you-can-watch model that has yet to be properly replicated in other media battlefields like podcasts or books. Because of them, 82 percent…

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Trends

13 Apps to Help You Become a Cord Cutter

By | Feb 27, 2017 at 12:50 pm

In a cable dominated world, more and more consumers have begun cutting the cord to reduce their bills and virtual waste. Accordingly to a slightly out-of-date Nielson report, back in 2013, American TV watchers had an average of 189.1 channels at their disposal, yet…

Startups & Apps

11 Apps That Allow You Watch Your Favorite Movies

By | Jan 1, 2017 at 10:30 am

The rate at which we are having technological advancements, many applications have emerged that can be able to do the same thing over time. This is common, especially for android users. Android OS has more than six million applications, some of which can perform the…

Gear & Gadgets

Denmark

Airtame Launches Cloud Platform to Unify Screen Connectivity

By | Dec 6, 2016 at 10:30 am

Developed in Denmark, Airtame is a wireless HDMI streaming solution aimed at the enterprise world. Its production began after a successful crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo, which raised over $1.5 million in 2014. While this wireless HDMI screen streaming dongle resembles other similar devices (Chromecast or…

Entertainment

Netflix’s Christmas Present to You: Downloadable Movies and Shows

By | Nov 30, 2016 at 12:50 pm

This is not a drill! Netflix has officially launched an update that allows users to download movies and shows from their popular streaming service to watch while offline. No more worrying about your WiFi signal, no more paying for movies on airplanes, and, most…

Mobile

SRFR Makes Mobile to TV Video Streaming Easier Than Ever

By | Nov 8, 2016 at 2:20 pm

Because of the recent mobile revolution, the amount of audio and video content swirling around the internet has reached an all-time high. Millions of hours have recorded, saved, viewed. and shared on smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices through more social media pages than…

Sports

Cleveland

Here’s How to Watch the World Series Without Cable

By | Oct 25, 2016 at 6:30 pm

The World Series between the Chicago Cubs and the Cleveland Indians kicks off tonight and it will be one for the books. The Cubs will be trying to smash a 108 year championship drought while Cleveland will try to become the second city in…

Television

VIDGO Wants to Be The Next Big Thing in TV Streaming

By | Oct 25, 2016 at 1:30 pm

Television is currently experiencing a golden age, especially in the United States. Netflix and Amazon, for example, are two of the biggest streaming services in the fight, producing and streaming several award-winning TV shows and documentaries seen all around the planet. In spite of the…

News

Netflix Subscribers Are Way Up Even After That Price Hike

By | Oct 17, 2016 at 7:30 pm

Netflix estimated 2 million new subscribers this last quarter. The actual number: 3.2 million. Better yet is the amount that Netflix was able to add to its market cap once this news was unveiled: $10 million. Looks like Netflix, which this year began rolling…

News

How Streaming Services Are Crushing Cable Today

By | Sep 29, 2016 at 6:30 pm

In 2015, the number of US households that paid for internet streaming TV but not for cable hit 10.5 million, up 12 percent from 2012. In 2016, cable’s dropping even further in a couple different metrics. Specifically, top networks are seeing an avalanche of viewers dropping out in…

Sports

3 Ways to Watch NFL Games Without a Cable Subscription

By | Sep 16, 2016 at 3:00 pm

As the most watched sport in the country, football has taken over an entire day of the week. And if you haven’t noticed, the NFL has made sure that you can’t watch their games without having a cable subscription or fancy streaming package. If you’ve…

Entertainment

Netflix Growth Falls, Everyone Freaks Out

By | Jul 19, 2016 at 12:30 pm

Netflix has changed the world multiple times over. Whether it be their insanely popular original content or their revolutionary streaming service, this empire of media production has seen millions of people download their app in pursuit of a more comprehensive entertainment experience. And while…

Opinion/Analysis

Netflix Paved the Way for Cord-Cutting Streaming Services

By | Jun 29, 2016 at 11:00 am

Netflix started as a DVD-by-mail company in 1998, with only 30 employees and traditional pay-per-rental model. Over time, it managed to record nice profits, develop a personalized recommendation system and employ a monthly subscription. By the time Netflix delivered its billionth DVD, it has…